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A Photographer’s Venue Review | Cripps Barn

This venue review is written by Will, a Silverton wedding photographer.  He is based in Highworth, just 15 miles away from Cripps Barn:  

Cripps Barn is one of my favourite venues to document weddings, it’s a very intimate and private place tucked away in the Cotswold countryside.

Cripps caters for both outdoor and indoor ceremonies as well as receptions, which make it a great ‘all in one’ venue.

When the sun is shining there is an idyllic Oak shelter that rests in the glade next to the barn, it’s a lovely open area that makes for atmospheric ceremonies – this also allows a photographer to move freely without being obtrusive or distracting whilst capturing those special moments on the beautiful backdrop of the endless fields – it really is the place for that ‘fairytale’ feel.

Inside is a very different feel but equally as magical, the rustic interior of the barn combined with the open fireplace more than makes up for when things are a little colder.

After the ceremony there is plenty of space for you and your guests to relax, for kids to run around, garden games, bands and activities galore.

The great thing is you can then sneak off back to the glade or fields for some private and quite portraits in the stunning scenery whilst your guests unwind.


 The steps leading up to the barn is a fantastic place to capture those few formal group photos before heading in for the wedding breakfast, recently Cripps have added an oak room to the back of the barn which is a lovely place to have your first meal as man and wife.

Evening entertainment is not left wanting either, whether your entertainment is a disco in the barn, or an acoustic band and bonfire in the garden you can expect a good nights celebration, it really can be an all day affair too as an extended license means you can keep going until 2am the next day and even camp on the grounds with your guests!

It really is one of those places where you can expect an amazing experience and while you are busy enjoying the day you can be safe in the knowledge we are capturing all those moments so that you can relive your day over and over.

Overall it’s a really great venue to celebrate your big day, to find out more about this venue you can visit their website www.crippsbarn.com and be sure to enquire with Silverton for all your wedding photography needs too!

More photos of weddings we have photographed at Cripps Barn can be seen here.